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This is the legal translation of English to Spanish in relation to European Parliament and / or a definition of this topic: Parlamento Europeo (in Spanish, without translation of the dictionary entry).

European Parliament and the Treaties of the European Union

Description of European Parliament provided by the European Union Commission: The European Parliament is the assembly of the representatives of the 435 million Union citizens. Since 1979 they have been elected by direct universal suffrage and today total 732, distributed between Member States by reference to their population. The European Parliament’s main functions are as follows:

• legislative power: in most cases Parliament shares the legislative power with the Council, in particular through the co decision procedure;

• budgetary power: Parliament shares budgetary powers with the Council in voting on the annual budget, rendering it enforceable through the President of Parliament’s signature, and overseeing its implementation;

• power of control over the Union’s institutions, in particular the Commission. Parliament can give or withhold approval for the designation of Commissioners and has the power to dismiss the Commission as a body by passing a motion of censure. It also exercises a power of control over the Union’s activities through the written and oral questions it can put to the Commission and the Council. And it can set up temporary committees and committees of inquiry whose remit is not necessarily confined to the activities of Community institutions but can extend to action taken by the Member States in implementing Community policies.

The Treaty of Amsterdam (in force since 1999) boosted Parliament’s powers by considerably extending the co decision procedure. The Treaty of Nice, which entered into force in 2003, also enhanced Parliament’s role as co-legislator by extending the co decision procedure and granted Parliament a right to bring actions before the Court of Justice of the European Communities. The European Constitution currently being ratified also provides for stronger powers for Parliament as co-legislator. The co decision procedure is to be extended to new areas and Parliament is to be given equal decision-making powers in budgetary matters with the Council. From 2009, the number of Members of the European Parliament may not exceed 750.

European Parliament

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on european parliament explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here.

European Parliament (EP) and Europe

There is an entry on european parliament (ep) in the European legal encyclopedia.

European Parliament and the European Union

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  • Entry “European Parliament (EP)” in the work “A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union from Aachen to Zollverein”, by Rodney Leach (Profile Books; London)

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  • The entry “european parliament” in the Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (currently, the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, 2009), Oxford University Press

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European Parliament and the Treaties of the European Union

Description of European Parliament provided by the European Union Commission: The European Parliament is the assembly of the representatives of the 435 million Union citizens. Since 1979 they have been elected by direct universal suffrage and today total 732, distributed between Member States by reference to their population. The European Parliament’s main functions are as follows:

• legislative power: in most cases Parliament shares the legislative power with the Council, in particular through the co decision procedure;

• budgetary power: Parliament shares budgetary powers with the Council in voting on the annual budget, rendering it enforceable through the President of Parliament’s signature, and overseeing its implementation;

• power of control over the Union’s institutions, in particular the Commission. Parliament can give or withhold approval for the designation of Commissioners and has the power to dismiss the Commission as a body by passing a motion of censure. It also exercises a power of control over the Union’s activities through the written and oral questions it can put to the Commission and the Council. And it can set up temporary committees and committees of inquiry whose remit is not necessarily confined to the activities of Community institutions but can extend to action taken by the Member States in implementing Community policies.

The Treaty of Amsterdam (in force since 1999) boosted Parliament’s powers by considerably extending the co decision procedure. The Treaty of Nice, which entered into force in 2003, also enhanced Parliament’s role as co-legislator by extending the co decision procedure and granted Parliament a right to bring actions before the Court of Justice of the European Communities. The European Constitution currently being ratified also provides for stronger powers for Parliament as co-legislator. The co decision procedure is to be extended to new areas and Parliament is to be given equal decision-making powers in budgetary matters with the Council. From 2009, the number of Members of the European Parliament may not exceed 750.

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European Parliament in relation with International Trade

In the context of trade organizations, Christopher Mark (1993) provided the following definition of European Parliament: The deliberative body of the European Community, having authority to review policy proposals of the EC Commission and the EC Council of Ministers. While the Parliament shares budgetary authority with the Council of Ministers, it does not have full budgetary oversight powers, nor does it have the right to initiate legislation. The 518 members of the European Parliament (MEPS)3 are organized into cross-national political groups, and the leaders of these groups are also included in planning parliamentary sessions. The Parliament’s 19 standing committees examine proposals for legislation put forward by the Council of Ministers. A Secretary-General and a Secretariat of about 3,000 staff the Parliament’s administrative headquarters in Luxembourg; it holds plenary sessions one week each month in Strasbourg, but committee meetings normally take place in Brussels.

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European Union > EU institutions and European civil service > EU institution
Politics > Electoral procedure and voting > Election > European election
Politics > Political framework > Political power > Advisory power
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European Union > European Union law > EU law > Drafting of EU law > Proposal (EU)
Politics > Political framework > Political power > Supervisory power
Finance > Budget > Budgetary procedure > Budgetary power
Politics > Electoral procedure and voting > Electoral system > Universal suffrage
European Union > European Union law > EU law > Drafting of EU law > Consultation procedure
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